political road for a while here. sum it up for me. >> well, we had -- as we said, we haven't had the most inspiring election but it's been a fun election because it's been so close at the end. i don't think it will be a mandate for either man and i think that lame duck -- i agree with cokie's description totally it will be unseemly, it always is, but they need to set the predicate. they can't cut the deal on the fiscal cliff. if they don't set the predicate it will be chaos in january. >> rose: i have to add that whoever the new president is there are huge foreign policy issues thaw are out there beyond the fiscal cliff. whether it these do with iran, the arab spring, a whole lot of other issues, north korea, china with new leadership coming in there, afghanistan. the withdrawal there through 2014. all of this is part of the allenge a president faces. thank you, al hunt, thank you, john harris, thank you, mardi gras halperin, thank you, cokie roberts. back in a home.